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What is a passing turn?

 

Definition
 

A passing turn is a move that

 
  • indicates that its speaker has nothing further to say, and
  • passes speakership to another participant.
Example (English)
 
  • At the end of a telephone conversation, each of the moves in a mutual exchange of okay before saying good-byes is a passing turn.
  • Generic
      A passing turn is a kind of
     
    Source
     

    Levinson 1983 317


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